__________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ __________________________________________________________ Volume #0275 June 16, 1999 __________________________________________________________ The get-with-it sound for everyone who caresSubject: Spectropop Hall Of Fame Received: 06/15/99 4:11 am From: Jack Madani, Jack_Madxxxx2.nj.us To: Spectropop List, spectroxxxxies.com Playing hooky from writing final grade reports. Having learned of a number of names that I'd never heard of prior to joining Spectropop, I have begun to wonder, who would we want to put in the Spectropop Hall of Fame? Not necessarily from the *performance* side of things, mind you, but rather, from the *engineering booth* side. Off the top of me head, I'd begin wiht the following names. If you have more to add, by all means please suggest them. If you have a problem with any of my original nominees, go soak yer head--no actually, I'm kidding. Please feel free to disagree with any of these names: Phil Spector Brian Wilson Bacharach/David Goffin/King Bob Crewe Jack Nitzsche Jimmy Webb Now for some of the "spectropop", names, that is to say that are either new to me or that have taken on new significance for me thanks to spectropop: David Gates Shadow Morton Perry Botkin Roger Nichols Gary Zekley Curt Boettcher Subject: classical airs Received: 06/16/99 11:56 pm From: Jack Madani, Jack_Madxxxx2.nj.us To: Spectropop List, spectroxxxxies.com >Till by >the Angels Did you ever notice the strings on the last verse? Is it my imagination or is that herkyjerky descending pattern right out of Richard Wagner? (cv. the Bugs Bunny cartoon "What's Opera Doc") There's also that Serge Gainsborough tune "Initials BB" with the huge french horn cop from Dvorak's New World Symphony. And of course the Lover's Concerto's nod to JS Bach. Subject: girl groups Received: 06/16/99 11:56 pm From: john rausch, jxxxxet To: Spectropop List, spectroxxxxies.com I found a few new girl group cds that may be of interest to some fellow Spectropopers: The Essex-walkin miracle and easier said than done(2 lps on 1 cd)COLLECTABLES Where The Girls Are vol 2. ACE I haven`t heard the WTGA cd but have vol 1 and there should be more goodies on the next vol. They are available at http://www.discol.com JonR Phil Spector`s Wall Of Souxxxx//members.tripod.com/~rauschj/ Subject: Groovy Received: 06/16/99 12:01 am From: Glenn Sadin, gsaxxxxemedia.com To: Spectropop List, spectroxxxxies.com Andrew sez... >Anyone from the LA area remember the show _Groovy_ with >Robert W. Morgan hosting? Ah, to return to the halcyon >days of Kam Nelson dancing to "Crystal Blue Persuasion" >with the TV camera poised just below the hem line! Actually, wasn't that Michael Blodgett hosting? A friend recently scored some videos of that show. BTW, Michael Blodgett is now married to Meredith Baxter Birney. Glenn gsaxxxxemedia.com glenn_marxxxxink.net Guitarist/Vocalist/Songwriter for THE BERKELEY SQUIRES: http://www.termites.com/BerkeleySquires.html Read about JAPANESE POP MUSIC from the '50s to the '90s!: http://home.earthlink.net/~glenn_mariko/nihon.htm Subject: Mike(doc rock)Kelly Received: 06/16/99 11:56 pm From: john rausch, jxxxxet To: Spectropop List, spectroxxxxies.com Hi Mike I saw your rebuttal in the new ish of DISCoveries: Good job,I guess you set that guy straight ;-) You would think a person would have it a little more together before taking all that time to prove someone wrong. JonR Subject: New Randy Newman record Received: 06/15/99 4:11 am From: Yggdrasil Ivanisevic, wuo0xxxx.se To: Spectropop List, spectroxxxxies.com Surprised nobody on the list has said anything yet... Randy Newman has released a new solo album! What is it, the first in 10 years or so..? I didn't have time to listen to it in the record store so what are yr opinions about the album? How does it compare to his previous solo albums, etc? Of course, the only album by him that I really *love* is his debut, so I probably won't like the new one...most of what he's done since then is boring piano rock to me! He's on Letterman tonight (we're a week behind over here), though, and that's a performance I'm looking forward to see ! Tobias Subject: promenade through the park Received: 06/16/99 12:01 am From: Harry Spero, hspxxxxl.com To: Spectropop List, spectroxxxxies.com The "promenade through the park" line is from the movie with one of the top ten endings of all time--"The Producers" Subject: Re: Bolan/John's Children Received: 06/16/99 12:01 am From: Stewart Mason, flamixxxxom To: Spectropop List, spectroxxxxies.com Kana asks: >Stewart & Jamie, >I was a heavy T-Rex collector in the sixties and seventies. >I had "Smashed! Blocked!" in my collection for a time >until another collector gave me an obscene amount of money >for it. Why do I keep thinking Marc Bolan & John's >Children???? Marc Bolan was briefly in the band, before Tyrannosaurus Rex but after his days as a male model. I'm not sure where Bolan's 60s solo work fits into the JC saga, but unless I'm remembering this entirely wrong -- and I may well be, I like Marc Bolan fine but I've never cared enough to learn much about his career -- Bolan was briefly managed by Simon Napier-Bell, who threw him into John's Children either before or after his solo singles (also reissued by Cherry Red) were recorded. Perhaps Jamie has more details. The other member of John's Children who went on to better things was singer Andy Ellison, who reappeared in the fine punk-era pop band The Radio Stars along with ex-Sparks (a band that nowhere near enough people are suitably worshipful of) bassist Martin Gordon. Their SONGS FOR SWINGING LOVERS (the sleeve features a couple dangling from nooses -- it was 1977, remember) on Chiswick is good-to-great guitar pop with a handful of brilliant songs, my personal favorite being "Macaroni and Mice." Stewart Subject: Re: Total Heart Throb True Confessions Received: 06/16/99 12:01 am From: Big L, bixxxxmail.com To: Spectropop List, spectroxxxxies.com >I also saw that Patty Duke reunion >show... I thought it was pretty dismal, sad to say. That >totally sophomoric script! How labored. Actually, I saw it as an attempt to remain true to the somewhat campy premise of the original show. Didn't Nat Hiken produce that? If he did, it was actually somewhat tame when compared to his prior efforts (Sgt. Bilko, Car 54.) 60s schtick just doesn't come off as well as it once did. It was definitely Cathy for me, too..... == Big L Check out my Radio Legends pages at: bixxxxmail.com http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/9816 Subject: Smashed! Blocked!'s flip! Received: 06/16/99 12:01 am From: Frank Youngwerth, FMxxxxm To: Spectropop List, spectroxxxxies.com <
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